Meningitis outbreak rises to 205 in the nation, 4 affected in Minnesota

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An outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid medication continues to spread, killing 15, with Minnesota being one of the states affected reports NBC news.

Nearly 14,000 have been potentially injected with the tainted steroid injection compounded at New England Compounding Center of Massachusetts. 205 cases have been confirmed, and 15 have been killed, says Reuters.

The Massachusetts-based company is now under extreme scrutiny for its practices, and faces possible lawsuits.

A Minnesota woman has filed what could be the first lawsuit over the outbreak, reports NBC. The woman filed her cause in the Minnesota federal court after experiencing symptoms consistent with meningitis after given a steroid injection for back pain. om/_news/2012/10/12/14391931-woman-files-what-may-be-first-lawsuit-over-meningitis-outbreak">

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